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Library Building Closed November 21-27

Facility renovations at the library are underway! Construction on our new staff workspace and entrance to the new children’s library began in late October, and electrical work is progressing as well.

The new children’s library space will not be ready for visitors for a while longer, so the children’s collection will be temporarily relocated within the library. In order to keep patrons safe while we move heavy furniture and the entire collection out of the current children’s library:

The library building will be closed to the public from Monday, November 21st, through Sunday, November 27th.

All online resources will continue uninterrupted, and limited in-person service will still be available at the library’s front door during our normal open hours as follows:

Monday, 11/21: Limited service
Tuesday, 11/22: Limited service
Wednesday, 11/23: Limited service
Thursday, 11/24: CLOSED
Friday, 11/25: Limited service
Saturday, 11/26: Limited service
Sunday, 11/27: CLOSED

No in-person services will be available on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th). The library is closed on Sundays.

Services available:

  • Check out items at front door only
  • Call library to ask questions at (503) 259-0185
  • Printing (pay/pick up at front door only) – send print requests as attachments to info@alohalibrary.org with subject “print request”
  • Donation drop off at front door only

Services NOT available this week:

  • Browsing/seating
  • Public computers
  • Photocopying
  • Book Sale Corner
  • Restrooms

Questions? Give us a call at (503) 259-0185 or send us an email at info@alohalibrary.org. Thank you for your patience while we continue to transform the library to better serve our community!

Job Opening: Circulation Assistant

Position 1: Up to 20 hours/week; $14.75-$15/hour

Position 2: Up to 16 hours/week; $14.75-$15/hour

Application review begins Tuesday, November 1. Open until filled.

The Aloha Community Library is a dynamic nonprofit public library that provides a wide range of services. We are seeking two team-oriented library enthusiasts to serve as part-time Circulation Assistants.

Ideal candidates are positive, practice proactive customer service, are passionate about library services, and are eager to learn and innovate. Library experience is a plus, but not required. Circulation Assistants spent most of work hours at the Service Desk, checking materials in and out, and answering patrons’ questions. These positions require excellent organizational and communication skills, flexibility, the ability to work independently, the enjoyment of working with a diverse group of people, and the ability to work evening and Saturday shifts.

The Aloha Community Library Association is committed to building an equitable and inclusive organization that embraces and amplifies the diverse voices of our community. Everyone interested in serving our community is encouraged to apply.

Employment announcement, position description, and application are available at the library and online.

To be considered, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume (including references) to Terri Palmer, Library Director. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for Position 1, Position 2, or both.

Email: volunteer@alohalibrary.org

By mail or in person:

Aloha Community Library Association
17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A
Aloha, OR 97007

Applicants will be evaluated based on related training and experience. Finalists will be interviewed.  A pre-employment background check is required before hire.  The Aloha Community Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Celebrate with Us!

The Aloha Community Library is turning 10 years old this September, and you’re invited to our birthday party!

We’ll be outdoors on the grassy space between the library and KeyBank on Saturday, September 24th, from 1-3pm. Enjoy a free slice of delicious cake and chat with our staff, board members, and volunteers about all things library, books, and reading.

We’re excited to enter our second decade of service to our community!

Call for Booktique Donations

11/2/2022 edit: We will continue to accept Booktique donations during our upcoming library closure (except for on Thursday, November 24th, when we will be fully closed for Thanksgiving)! Just come to the door during regular library hours and let us know that you’re dropping off handcrafted items for the Booktique sale. Thank you!

We’re bringing back our Booktique holiday sale this December, and we are seeking donations of handcrafted items to sell to benefit the library! Do you make jewelry? Stuffed animals? Knitted hats? Artisan soap? Whatever your craft is, we hope you’ll consider supporting library operations by donating some of your completed projects to our sale.

Bring your donations to our service desk any time during open hours through Wednesday, November 30th. We will ask you to provide your contact information and a description, quantity, and suggested price for each item. You can print and complete a form with this information ahead of time, or fill one out at the library.

Questions? Call the library at 503-259-0185, or email Community Engagement Specialist Maggie at maggieh@alohalibrary.org.

Thank you for your support!

The fine print:
  • All items should be handcrafted or upcycled, and appropriate to display at a family-friendly event. No homemade foods, sorry!
  • Suggested prices are suggestions only and the library may choose to set other prices at its discretion.
  • Items that remain unsold at the end of the Booktique will be retained by the library and may be sold at future events or otherwise utilized to benefit the library.

Library Facility Updates

Dear Library Supporter,

Renovations will soon begin at the Aloha Community Library to develop a new enhanced space for our children’s library. The new children’s library will move to a different space, and will feature new shelving, furniture, and more, thanks to support from a grant and contributions from many of our wonderful donors.

As part of this shift, layout around the library will be adjusted in the coming months, and we will be closing the annex space. It was a difficult decision for the Aloha Community Library Association’s Board of Directors to recommend closure of this space, but the sustainability and vibrance of the library will be stronger for it. As a nonprofit organization, the long-term success of the library is paramount.

Thank you to our generous and patient community for supporting us over the years as we continue evolving the library into the welcoming space the Aloha community deserves.

With appreciation,

Terri Palmer,
Library Director

and the Aloha Community Library Association Board of Directors:

Daniel Hauser, President
Julie Fairman, Vice President
Jessica Otto, Treasurer
Kimberly Thomas, Secretary

Melanie Belles  •  Helen Chandler  •  Beth Lewis
Ron O’Connor  •  Dick Schouten